Foundations of Fertility part 3: Hypothyroidism


  The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system, and is responsible for how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins, and responds to other hormones. Thyroid hormones affect how fast or slow your brain, heart, muscles, liver, and other organs work. It is very important this gland is working optimally for a timely [...]

Foundations of Fertility part 3: Hypothyroidism2019-06-05T15:51:41-05:00

Fertility for the Advancing Woman


Check out my latest blog post on the NaturalPath website. "Many women are delaying having kids due to “career priorities, advanced education, control over fertility, financial concerns, late and second marriages, and infertility”.1 Often, women start to feel pressure from medical professionals, family, and friends, telling them that it’s all downhill for fertility from 35 and [...]

Fertility for the Advancing Woman2019-06-05T15:53:13-05:00

Foundations of Fertility Part 2: Blood Sugar Regulation


Maintaining a tightly controlled insulin and blood sugar relationship is crucial for conception. This means ensuring the pancreas does not produce too much insulin in response to your meal. You may have a problem with blood sugar balance and insulin resistance if you have trouble with weight loss, have been diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovarian [...]

Foundations of Fertility Part 2: Blood Sugar Regulation2019-06-05T15:57:19-05:00

Foundations of Fertility Part 1: Stress Management


Dr. Donata Girolamo, N.D. explains in this 5-part series how to build a strong foundation to improve conception rates, labour experiences, and have a healthy baby. Stress is commonly overlooked and not considered as an obstacle to natural conception. I’ve chosen to write about it as part 1 of Foundations of Fertility, because stress is [...]

Foundations of Fertility Part 1: Stress Management2019-08-01T08:35:34-05:00

Endometriosis: “I love being a woman and I know where I belong”*


March is Endometriosis month. Endometriosis is a condition resulting from the appearance of endometrial tissue outside the uterus which causes pelvic pain. Some causes may  be: Altered immune function Exposure to environmental chemicals that mimic estrogen, like dioxin Increased free radicals (oxidative stress) Retrograde bleeding Qi and blood stagnation (Chinese medicine) Risk Factors: Estrogen dominance [...]

Endometriosis: “I love being a woman and I know where I belong”*2019-06-05T16:32:50-05:00

Change Your Terrain Through the Microbiome


The holy grail, the secret, the missing link to overflowing health is found in the title of this blog post. I’m not exaggerating. What do I mean by “Change Your Terrain Through the Microbiome"? This concept is as old as medicine itself. Today it is (thankfully) gaining more attention and authority due to research on [...]

Change Your Terrain Through the Microbiome2019-06-05T17:34:16-05:00

Nutrition for Ovulatory Infertility


The Harvard Health Publication has written 10 dietary strategies to improve ovulatory infertility. You can read about them here. In regards to the info about folic acid, the latest research has found that women should take the activated form L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate in case they do not methylate the unactivated form on their own. You can read [...]

Nutrition for Ovulatory Infertility2019-06-05T17:46:05-05:00

Lifestyle Strategies to Enhance Fertility


  Just like all roadblocks in life, dealing with a fertility challenge requires a new strategy, often with your lifestyle. These 3 lifestyle habits are essential to improve your chances of increasing your fertility, and to make this time period more enjoyable. Fertility Enhancer #1 Stress Management – I hear it all the time, “but [...]

Lifestyle Strategies to Enhance Fertility2019-06-05T17:47:17-05:00

Eating with the Season


Are you feeling the cold deep in your bones as much as I am? I am making sure to keep my digestive fire alight by eating warm, cooked foods until spring, as much as possible. Raw foods, while may seem more nutritious, can be harder for the body to digest. According to Chinese medicine, cold [...]

Eating with the Season2019-06-05T18:05:38-05:00

“Fear can be inherited through sperm”


Check out the article here "The research claims to provide evidence for the concept of animals "inheriting" a memory of their ancestors' traumas, and responding as if they had lived the events" In my medical intuition training, it is recognized that people can carry generational memories from many generations past. Homeopathy takes this into consideration with [...]

“Fear can be inherited through sperm”2019-06-05T18:10:43-05:00